Hotel Surya, Shimla

Near Victory Tunnel, Circular Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171003

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Ranked 39 of 657 hotels in Shimla

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Saby Singh

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Vikrant Dhiman

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Pushpesh Raj

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1 Review | 18 Readers

Good service and reasonable price

Posted 18 Nov, 2015

I visited this hotel in September 2015 with friends. The hotel is situated at a good location and provides with a mountain view from its restaurant. The staff is decent and the rooms are clean and reasonably equipped with amenities. The best thing about the hotel is that it has parking and those who have been to Shimla can understand why am I emphasizing so much on parking. The hotel is spread in two lanes which makes the ground floor of the second lane ninth floor of the hotel (again a technicality which only mountain people can understand). It is at a decent distance from the famous mall road. All the facilities are provided. Mainly bathrooms are very neat and clean. The rooms are available at reasonable price. Overall an AWESOME HOTEL for stay.

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34 Reviews | 2793 Readers

Amazing stay with excellent services

Posted 16 Oct, 2015

Last year me and my wife was visited Shimla city for 2 days to enjoy our vacation trip. We were booked Hotel Surya for stay here. Hotel location was superb and near to main market. Reception area was looking very beautiful. Room was very nice and clean and all room services like A/C, TV and Wi-Fi was working superb. Staff and hotel manager was very nice and helpful in nature. Veg and non veg both types food was available here and very tasty and delicious. Overall, very great experience here and we enjoyed the best services given by Hotel Surya.

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3 Reviews | 78 Readers

Nice hotel & semi luxury

Posted 14 Dec, 2015

I visited there on 12th Dec 2015 and it was the starting of core winters in Shimla with a little rainfall and snowfall in the upper areas like Narkanda and Kufri. I booked the highest level room- Executive Class because I personally feel the place where you stay matters a lot in your trip. The price asked on Goibibo was 4700/- but I managed to book it in 1793/- by applying some discounts. Thanks to Goibibo. First of all, the room is not that big as it looks in the picture. I have posted some real pictures to have an idea. But according to Shimla, I say, it was okay. The staff were courteous. Full marks to them. But the cleanliness in the room is questionable. The blanket was full of dirt and when I stroked it with my hand the dust literally came out like a massive dirt cloud. Similar was the case with sofas. There were dirty footprints over the sofa as if many monkeys had a fight over the sofa few minutes earlier. Cherry on the cake was the room heater blasted off the moment I turned it on. After complaining, the blanket was changed, sofas were wiped off clean and the room heater was repaired. The wash room does not have a bath tub and was relatively smaller. But it was clean. The wash sink though doesn't have hot water supply so brush your teeth and wash your hands with the bath tap supply. The room though has 3 windows but doesn't get sunlight because it is not East facing. Hotel does have a parking for around 10 vehicles. I got a little scratch on the side of my car which I noticed next morning. The hotel is not very far from Mall road but you have to give it a good 10 Min walk up the hill to reach Mall road. Food is good and the presentation of the food articles is creative. It is a nice budget hotel if booked online with discounts. Otherwise, in 4700/- it is not worth it. If you are looking for luxury, I would say look somewhere else. This hotel is good but you won't get a wow factor. Hope you have a good holiday!

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4 Reviews | 240 Readers

Good value for money Hotel

Posted 10 Dec, 2015

My wife and I visited Shimla for the first time for a 2N/3D to enjoy the outgoing Winters and with the last snow of the winters during the visit was actually worth it. We had booked Hotel Surya on the recommendation of my brother who stayed there in his last visit to Shimla. The hotel looked exactly what it appeared in the images. We checked in the hotel around 1 PM and were offered a room at the 6th floor but to our dismay the lift of the hotel was under repair. After driving from Delhi to Shimla, climbing stairs up to 6 floors was a daunting task. It caused a lot of inconvenience though it was functional by the evening. The room was a decent one, tea setup was available in the room. The room appeared clean in the first look but the mattresses quality was not up to the mark. The blankets offered were decent. The bathroom was neat and clean. TV connection quality was not good. The location of Hotel was perfect. The front of the Hotel opened to road to Kufri and back entry of the hotel up 8 floors opened to a lane which is on a 2 minutes walk distance to the entry of the Mall Road. The restaurant at the hotel offered a decent view and was big enough to accommodate 50 odd people at a time. The breakfast offered during our stay was of good quality but less on variety. Hotel Room Service was good and the guys were very helpful and responsive. Food we ordered for dinner was served hot and tasty. In the evening, we took a walk to the Mall Road, there is this very nice 'Madras Coffee House' which offers you a variety of snacks along with Tea/Coffee at very decent prices. It is a must visit. An end to end walk on Shimla's Mall Road is a very nice relaxing experience. You can enjoy all sorts of restaurants on the Mall. You can go shopping from locals to branded. It's all available there. Overall, a nice experience and a value for money stay at the Hotel Surya

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4 Reviews

Staff behaved friendly

Posted 4 Jan, 2017

The hotel location was very good. I had visited this hotel with my family for relaxation trip. The hotel was located nearby the market. The service of the hotel was excellent. The variety of food was available at the hotel. The activity was available at the hotel. The room was spacious and clean. All the amenities were in working condition. The hotel staff behaved friendly. There was no suggestion for this hotel. Indoor and outdoor games were arranged by the hotel. Room price was reasonable. I was satisfied with this hotel stay.

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Posted by the Hotel Management

3rd August 2017

Dear Sir/ Mamm,
Thanks for your valuable feedback. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for appreciating our staff and good service. We are happy that you enjoyed the access of our close connectivity to the Mall Road from within the Hotel. We would like to welcome you again whenever you visit Shimla.
Thanks and Regards


Hotel Surya is ranked #39 among the 657 hotels in Shimla with an average rating of 5.3 out of 7. It is one of the 64, 3-star in Shimla. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 95 photos, 511 text reviews and 4 video reviews and is rated top for its Location, Destination and Food & Drink. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 4,200 to Rs 4,700 per night. The hotel offer 56 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (47%) and Couple (32%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 45% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 20% have rated the ambience as romantic.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.

Hotel Surya is located at Circular Road which is approximately 1 Km from Shimla railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. The Railway Board Building (1 Km), Kali Bari Temple (1 Km), Gorton Castle (1 Km), Army Heritage Musuem (1 Km) and Scandal Point (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.

Other amenities include Conference Hall, Restaurant, Laundry Services, Doctor On Call and Room Service. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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